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Censorship… It has its benefits

One of the local sex shops (and there are many) periodically plasters the city with its posters, most of which feature scantily-clad or nude women.  The posters could be worse, but they’re certainly not what I want visitors to Bucharest, little children, or young men such as myself to be bombarded with while walking along the streets.

The posters are pasted illegally.  When the posterers (is that even a word?) get caught, they’re always fined.  The sex shop always pays the fine, and then they go right back to breaking the law with another round of posters.

While I’m all for freedom of the press, there are times when censorship has its benefits.  I just really don’t think it’s healthy for anything and everything to be out on the streets.

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Prayer Letter – December 2013

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Wheat Paste… Mmm Mmm Good!

Yesterday, we picked up a massive order of posters from FastPrinting–which, if you’re in Bucharest, is a great resource for truly fast printing, by the way.  Having already spent a fortune on tape to put up other posters, Jessie thankfully found an awesome alternative:  wheatpaste!

It’s sticky, cheap, and (best of all) TASTY!

Tomorrow’s the big test, though.  We’ll be heading around by Politehnica University to put up the posters.  With the rainy weather, we’ll really get to find out if wheatpaste is all it’s cracked up to be.

On the plus side, if the paste doesn’t work, we can always just eat it.

Anyhow, if you wanna make your own cheap and edible glue, you can find instructions for wheatpaste here at destructables.org.  Have fun!  And bon appetit!

(P.S. Make sure to add the cool flower/water mixture slowly to the hot water or it’ll end up really chunky like mine.)